Marijuana Possession/Distribution or Trafficking Crimes Defense Lawyer
Marijuana use may have been de-criminalized in some states, but in Georgia, it is still a crime to possess or sell this substance. In fact, marijuana trafficking or distribution can lead to a felony conviction with prison time of five to ten years and a permanent scar on your record. Do not take your chances in court without an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Dwayne L. Brown aggressively fights for his clients charged with marijuana crimes to defend their rights and future.
In Georgia, marijuana crimes are based around the amount and intent. The weight of marijuana in possession has an impact on the type of charge, as does whether there was intent to distribute. For those caught with less than an ounce of marijuana, they may face possession and a misdemeanor. There is the option of a conditional discharge program to allow the person to keep their license, and expungement may be used to keep it off their record. However, if there is evidence of possible distribution, even less than an ounce of marijuana can still land you in prison.
Felony Convictions for Selling Marijuana
For marijuana trafficking, how much marijuana is found in your possession is key. If you have more than ten pounds, you can be facing trafficking charges. If convicted, you could be guilty of a felony and spend up to five years in prison. For distribution, there is not a minimum weight, yet the penalties are harsher. Distribution requires evidence of packaging materials that are needed for larger scale operations, but convictions are a felony and the sentence can include up to ten years in prison.
Marijuana crimes are taken seriously in Georgia. If you are charged with marijuana possession, trafficking or distribution, you need to take it seriously as well. Contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown to discuss your case, and get the personalized legal attention you need to get the best results in fighting your charges.